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Musical Theatre: Audition Repertoire

Broadway Song Companion

The Broadway Song Companion can help you identify a song by voice part and by song style (i.e., ballad, character piece, etc.). We have both a print version (2009) and an e-book of an earlier edition (1993).

Audition Repertoire

If you know the song you'd like to use for the audition, it's best to search the library catalog by song title (or song title and composer) to start. Do a Boolean search for [“song title”] and [composer]. Limit your search to Music Scores. We don't recommend a "Start of Title" search because your song may be from a larger work, or may be included in an anthology or collection with a different title.

If you need help selecting a song, try browsing through one or more of the following collections of songs from musicals:

Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology

  • Volume 7: Soprano M1507 .S564s2019v.7

First Book of Broadway Solos

The Actor’s Songbook

Musical Theatre Classics

Broadway Repertoire

Broadway Belter's Songbook 

Comedy Songs from Broadway Musicals M1508.1 C65

Subject Guide

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Subjects:Dance, Music, Theatre